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Why does Firefox keep making changes to my computer everytime its opened?

The latest version of Firefox I have keeps making changes to my computer every time I open the program. I have to approve the changes each time, why is the program sudde… (read more)

The latest version of Firefox I have keeps making changes to my computer every time I open the program. I have to approve the changes each time, why is the program suddenly doing this? What does it have to change on my hard drive? I don't like programs making changes to my computer when they open they are usually not to my benefit and add clutter to my computer. Please answer, so far no replies to any of my questions!!

Asked by chetjang 2 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 2 months ago

How do I add a "Search Engine" to the New Tab screen

Hi, on my current Firefox setup, I have a search engine shortcut in my Top Sites on a New Tab page. It's a quick one for Amazon, I can't figure out how to add others thou… (read more)

Hi, on my current Firefox setup, I have a search engine shortcut in my Top Sites on a New Tab page. It's a quick one for Amazon, I can't figure out how to add others though. I saw reference to it in this old support issue, but I can't find how to do that anymore.

Asked by daniel213222 3 months ago

Last reply by James 2 months ago

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How do I delete the automatic list that shows when I type a letter in the URL line please?

Hello, When I type a letter in the URL space, there is a drop down selection of previous sites I have used. Some contain names of people I have searched and I don't… (read more)

Hello,

When I type a letter in the URL space, there is a drop down selection of previous sites I have used. Some contain names of people I have searched and I don't want any embarrassment if said persons happen to use my PC. Is it possible to delete the list, or, perhaps better, delete the ones with names?

I'm using Windows 10 with FF x64.

Thanks.

Asked by Bonnie2 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 months ago

Shortcut links not loading to FireFox home page...

I continued reading on FireFox, and found that there is a "Refresh" procedure that might work, AND IT WORKED! I'm so glad. Thank you. Of course it brings up other issu… (read more)

I continued reading on FireFox, and found that there is a "Refresh" procedure that might work, AND IT WORKED!

I'm so glad. Thank you. Of course it brings up other issues that may need attention, unrelated.

Asked by cagetch 2 months ago

Disable recommendations

In my "Themes" section viewing the add-ons manager, I can view all the themes I have downloaded, and I would really like to disable the recommendations. They are not rele… (read more)

In my "Themes" section viewing the add-ons manager, I can view all the themes I have downloaded, and I would really like to disable the recommendations. They are not relevant to me, and they take up space and are a distraction from those I am interested in. Is there a way to disable the "Recommended Themes" section???

Asked by Ryan Hasemeier 2 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 months ago

Screenshots Cropping Poorly in ver. 123

Title is self explanatory. When I try to take and save a screenshot in my browser, either when right clicking and selecting Take Screenshot or using CTRL + SHIFT + S it a… (read more)

Title is self explanatory. When I try to take and save a screenshot in my browser, either when right clicking and selecting Take Screenshot or using CTRL + SHIFT + S it always cuts off some of the image I'm trying to take. Any ideas on how to get this fixed?

Asked by IzzieDevil 2 months ago

Last reply by IzzieDevil 2 months ago

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Repeating "Welcome back" popup when starting Firefox

I have just upgraded to Firefox version 123. Now whenever I start Firefox on any of my profiles, it will immediately or almost immediately display a "Welcome back" popup … (read more)

I have just upgraded to Firefox version 123. Now whenever I start Firefox on any of my profiles, it will immediately or almost immediately display a "Welcome back" popup stating that "Here’s a quick reminder that you can keep your favorite indie browser just one click away." and provides a button to make the browser the default one. That's exceedingly annoying - I can understand that Firefox wants to notify my once in a while, but this happens at least once a day, probably more often than that. I looked over the source code and got that it is a "spotlight" feature, but I failed to find any settings that would turn it off. Any idea how can I disable this forever?

Asked by pepak 2 months ago

Answered by pepak 2 months ago

Delete part of URL when opened

Example of what i want to do: I'm browsing Website and i click and open a link. Examples: https://Website.com/P/-this-site-doesnt-exist--68290.html or https://Website.… (read more)

Example of what i want to do:

I'm browsing Website and i click and open a link. Examples:

https://Website.com/P/-this-site-doesnt-exist--68290.html or https://Website.com/P/-this-is-also-an-example--34846.html


I want Firefox to automatically delete "-this-site-doesnt-exist-" or "-this-is-also-an-example-" whenever i open any of them. So opening them would instead open:

https://Website.com/P/-68290.html or https://Website.com/P/-34846.html

Can this be done?

Asked by mikkel.pless 2 months ago

Last reply by mikkel.pless 2 months ago

On macbook air m1 2020 /etc/hosts is ignored by Firefox 123

On my Macbook air (m1 2020 14.3.1 (23D60)) /etc/hosts is ignored by Firefox 123 i've tried multiple offered (old) solutions from stack but non work. FAILED ATTEMPTS: … (read more)

On my Macbook air (m1 2020 14.3.1 (23D60)) /etc/hosts is ignored by Firefox 123

i've tried multiple offered (old) solutions from stack but non work.

FAILED ATTEMPTS:

  • DNS over https -> off
  • network.trr.excluded-domains ... tried to add the domains in the dns over https exeptions ... didn't work either
  • added the domains to network.trr.excluded-domains
  • cleared cache
  • restart ff
  • migrating all my /etc/hosts config from multiple domains on a single line to separate lines did. Hope this helps someone.
  • network.ttr.mode = 5
  • sudo dscacheutil -flushcache; sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder in the terminal


Background: I run my own server and I cannot access them over the internet if I am on the same network (rounter dissallows this) This is annoying as I cannot develop via my laptop.

/etc/hosts is changed and in the terminal all (ssh etc...) works fine.

What is the proper way of doing this these days?

Asked by bw 2 months ago

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cycling through previous typed chat messages with up and down arrow

Maybe my cat walked over a certain key and disabled something or the new version of firefox won't let me cycle through previous typed chat messages anymore. while streami… (read more)

Maybe my cat walked over a certain key and disabled something or the new version of firefox won't let me cycle through previous typed chat messages anymore. while streaming on twitch i have to repeat certain chat messages which i did by typing the up and down arrows. lately it doesn't work in firefox anymore (OBS has a chat box which still has this function tho) is there an option to disable/enable cycling through previously typed text and which key does that?

Asked by jack.co 2 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 2 months ago

Double page view on Firefox for Mac

Double page (side-by-side) viewing of PDF documents in Firefox (Windows), involves: go to View in the top menu, select Page Display, and choose “Two-Up” How do you … (read more)

Double page (side-by-side) viewing of PDF documents in Firefox (Windows), involves:

   go to View in the top menu, select Page Display, and choose “Two-Up”

How do you view such double pages in Firefox (Mac), since it seems not to have a "Page Display" facility?

Asked by Brian.Randell 3 months ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 3 months ago

Add links to start page

How do I add a link to the start page that shows when you open a new tab? I've read support docs and I don't have a "pin icon" on my toolbar... I'm on MacOS (M1) and la… (read more)

How do I add a link to the start page that shows when you open a new tab? I've read support docs and I don't have a "pin icon" on my toolbar... I'm on MacOS (M1) and latest (Feb '24) FireFox...... how can it be so non-intuitive? I can't find an option anywhere...

Asked by chris.douglass 3 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 months ago

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Switch to tab

How to SWITCH TO TAB when i enter something in address bar and I have this page opened? When I search my question, I get answers like "how to DISABLE...", but I need to E… (read more)

How to SWITCH TO TAB when i enter something in address bar and I have this page opened? When I search my question, I get answers like "how to DISABLE...", but I need to ENABLE this feature. Firefox 122. When I type in Address bar something like "google.com" and I already have opened this site in another tab, I want FF to switch this tab instead open a new tab/window. How can I ENABLE this feature?

Asked by JonIrenicus 3 months ago

Answered by JonIrenicus 3 months ago

Audio stopped working in Firefox only

Audio has stopped working in Firefox only. Audio is working for Windows/PC system alerts and playback in all apps and browsers except Firefox. Perhaps after a system upda… (read more)

Audio has stopped working in Firefox only. Audio is working for Windows/PC system alerts and playback in all apps and browsers except Firefox. Perhaps after a system update....I'm supplying the answer to this in replies. I had to re-ask the question because previous versions of it with incomplete solutions have been archived and do no allow more input. So, yes, I'll be answering my own question. Just for you. XXOO

Asked by clint_gould 3 months ago

Last reply by clint_gould 3 months ago

How to go to the next page on the same website (not tab) but pagination with shortcut keys?

How to go to the next page on the same website (not tab) but pagination with shortcut keys? Starting on page 1 I want to go to page 2 on the same website using the keybo… (read more)

How to go to the next page on the same website (not tab) but pagination with shortcut keys?

Starting on page 1 I want to go to page 2 on the same website using the keyboard.

Thanks

Asked by 2up 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago